Laverne Cox: "In the criminal justice system and the court of public opinion, just being trans can often discredit a victim. Would-be attackers and abusers know this, so trans women become more ideal targets for perpetrators."
In what appears to be continued foreign pressure on the Ugandan MPs to ditch the controversial anti-gay bill, dozens of gay activists again stormed the Ugandan embassy in London on Monday protesting what they termed as the 'world's most harsh and comprehensively homophobic law'.
American Apparel continues to show its support for gay marriage, this time extending a helping hand to France. Beauty World News reports that the clothing giant will be giving away thousands of “Legalize Gay” shirts in an effort to bolster the cause.
Uruguay has moved closer to legalising gay marriage after the lower house of Congress approved a law making all marriages equal. The measure, which was passed by a wide margin, now goes to the Senate where it is expected to be approved.
How the court decides the DOMA case will be illuminating for how the justices might deal with that question. For example, how strict a test will the justices apply to laws that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation?
A decade after the Netherlands legalized marriage for same-sex couples with a minimum of brouhaha, the issue has spurred a fierce and emotional debate in two other European countries, France and Britain.
Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.